Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Why X-Rays are Excellent at Detecting Dental Problems

Dental X-Rays

One of the primary reasons we go to the dentist is to detect dental problems before they turn into serious concerns. While a physical examination can find noticeable signs of issues, some oral diseases are just not visible to the naked eye. This is why dental X-rays are such an important part of dental care. Dental X-rays can detect even the slightest traces of oral health problems at their earliest stages, such as cavities, gum disease, oral infections, and some types of tumors. With early detection, you can get the treatment you need before problems have a chance to develop.

It’s important to realize that dental X-rays are only taken when necessary for diagnosis and treatment. Their frequency depends on the individual’s dental health, signs of dental problems, age, and risk for oral disease.

While some people worry about the radiation exposure from X-rays, there really is no need for concern. Modern technology has reduced radiation levels to miniscule amounts. For almost 25 years, the American Dental Association has published recommendations to help family dentistry practices make sure that radiation exposure is as low as effectively possible. In addition, dentists take numerous safety precautions like protective aprons and collars to protect patients from radiation. They also make any exposure as brief as possible by using digital X-rays or the fastest film speeds available.

The true value of dental X-rays lies in the way they discover dental problems before they have a chance to develop. If you don’t catch these issues early, even the latest technology and an affordable dentist can’t save you from the pain, time, and expense of treating them after they’ve worsened.

As you can see, dental X-rays show the big picture on your dental health and play a valuable role in good dental care.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Abington, call Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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